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River Why, the (1983) [Novel]
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Not in recent memory has there been such a unique and vibrant fictional character, a character who could make us laugh so easily, feel so deeply, who speaks with such startling truth about the way we live, as Gus Orviston, the irreverent young flyfisherman in The River Why.
Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus embarks on an extraordinary voyage of self-discovery along his beloved Oregon rivers. What he unexpectedly finds is man's wanton destruction of nature and a burning desire to commit himself to its preservation.
Here then is the funny, sensitive, very special story of one man's search: for meaning, for love, and for a sane way to live...a tale that gives a contemporary voice to the concerns and hopes of all living things on this beautiful, watery planet Earth.

Original title: The River Why
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor


  • ISBN and cover refer to a paperback edition published in 2002.

Edition #1: River Why, the

River Why, the (1983)
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Language: English

  • "Irreverent, offbeat, and thoroughly likable." Los Angeles Times
  • "Entertaining . . . humorous . . . well worth reading." Chicago Tribune
  • "Wonderfully funny . . . imbued with a wisdom and a rather joyous ecology-minded spirit." Esquire
  • "A veritable epic... moving, rhapsodic in its intensity." Publishers Weekly
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River Why, the (1983)

ISBN: 1578050847

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